Watch the 2018 National Book Awards Ceremony

November 2018



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The 69th National Book Awards, hosted by Nick Offerman, were streamed live from New York City on November 14, 2018. Lifetime achievement awards were presented to Doron Weber and Isabel Allende, followed by the announcement of the Winners of National Book Awards in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. You can watch the full ceremony below and at our Facebook page.

2018 Winners

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Oxford University Press

Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed
Coffee House Press

Translated Literature
The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
New Directions Publishing

Young People’s Literature
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers